PADANG BESAR: The police have detained six local men and seized more than 414 litres of ketum water worth RM2,000 in five separate raids in the district on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Padang Besar police chief Supt Muhamad Halim Yatim said also seized were 38 kg of ketum leaves and 19.9 litres of cough medicine.
He said in a raid conducted at about 11 am Tuesday, a 29-year-old man was arrested at his home in Kampung Guar Musang, Panggas while he was busy processing ketum.
"The police found some ketum water in a pot and 52 plastic packets containing the liquid along with 26 kg of ketum leaves in the raid," he said during a press conference here today.
He said five other men were detained on Wednesday between 3.30 and 6.30 pm at Kampung Tersusun, Kampung Titi Tapang, Kampung Kolam and Batu 20 here.